Wednesday, September 28, 2022 (Week 39)

October 21 in History

What happened on October 21 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on october 21 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on october 21 in history.

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1994
North Korea and the US sign an agreement requiring North Korea to halts its nuclear weapons program and agree to international inspections.
1983
The United States sends a ten-ship task force to Grenada.
1969
Israel’s Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan resigns over disagreements with Prime Minister Menachem Begin over policies related to the Palestinians.
1967
The “March on the Pentagon,” protesting American involvement in Vietnam , draws 50,000 protesters.
1961
Bob Dylan records his first album in a single day at a cost of $400.
1959
The Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens in Manhattan.
1950
North Korean Premier Kim Il-Sung establishes a new capital at Sinuiju on the Yalu River opposite the Chinese City of Antung.
1942
Eight American and British officers land from a submarine on an Algerian beach to take measure of Vichy French to the Operation Torch landings.
1940
Ernest Hemingway’s novel For Whom the Bell Tolls is published.
1939
As war heats up with Germany, the British war cabinet holds its first meeting in the underground war room in London.
1917
The first U.S. troops enter the front lines at Sommerville under French command.
1904
Panamanians clash with U.S. Marines in Panama in a brief uprising.
1879
After 14 months of testing, Thomas Edison first demonstrates his electric lamp, hoping to one day compete with gaslight.
1872
The U.S. Naval Academy admits John H. Conyers, the first African American to be accepted.
1867
Many leaders of the Kiowa, Comanche and Kiowa-Apache sign a peace treaty at Medicine Lodge, Kan. Comanche Chief Quanah Parker refuses to accept the treaty terms.
1861
The Battle of Ball’s Bluff, Va. begins, a disastrous Union defeat which sparks Congressional investigations.
1837
Under a flag of truce during peace talks, U.S. troops siege the Indian Seminole Chief Osceola in Florida.
1805
Vice Admiral and Viscount Horatio Nelson wins his greatest victory over a Franco-Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar, fought off Cape Trafalgar, Spain. Nelson is fatally wounded in the battle, but lives long enough to see victory.
1790
The Tricolor is chosen as the official flag of France.
1600
Tokugawa Ieyasu defeats his enemies in battle and affirms his position as Japan’s most powerful warlord.
1529
The Pope names Henry VIII of England Defender of the Faith after defending the seven sacraments against Luther.
1096
Seljuk Turks at Chivito slaughter thousands of German crusaders.